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    • P. J. Sorg Tobacco Company, c. 1900

    • Tobacco industry; Tobacco shops; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This is a picture of the P. J. Sorg Tobacco Company, a division of the American Tobacco Company. A sign on the building reads "Home of Spear Head Plug Tobacco." Around 1870, Captain Robert Wilson, George Jacoby, John Auer, and Paul J. Sorg founded...
    • J and J Tire Company, Incorporation, November 1, 1995

    • tires; automobiles; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The J & J Tire Company, Incorporation, was located in this building at 121 North Verity Parkway. They sold and installed tires and did other automotive repair work. James Farthing was the last manager of the store. The store was closed when this...
    • Baseball at Armco, c. 1915

    • Negatives; Armco; Steel industry; Baseball; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Recreational activities were very important with the management of Armco. The Armco Association sponsored many baseball teams - some played in departmental leagues, while others played in industrial leagues. This photograph was used in the july...
    • West Elkton Map, 1871

    • Maps; Ohio
    • West Elkton lies in the southwesten part of Preble County's Gratis Township. It was laid out in 1847 by J.L. Street for the following proprietors: J.N. Gift, R.W. Swain, J.H. Stubbs, Jesse Stubbs, Nathan Hornaday, Walter Wheeler, Isaac Wright, P.S....
    • Goodyear Service Stores, c. 1970

    • Art; Automobile repair; Automobile equipment and supplies stores; Tires; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Goodyear Service Store was located on the southeast corner of Broad and Manchester. The 1937-38 City Directory indicates that J.J.Johnson, Jr. was the manager and that they sold tires and tubes, batteries and accessories, and Mobilgas and...
    • 1868 Map of Middletown

    • Slides; Maps; Middletown (Ohio); Butler County (Ohio)
    • This is a small portion of Middletown as seen on the 1868 Map of Butler County, Ohio. It was surveyed by J.S. & R.T. Higgins, and drawn by D.J. Lake, for C.O. Titus, publisher of Philadelphia.
    • Manchester Hotel, Middletown, Ohio, c. 1940

    • Hotels; Middletown (Ohio); Postcards
    • The formal dedication of the Hotel Manchester took place on November 3, 1922, following an open house for the public on the previous day. H.J. Potts was selected as manager. In the kitchen was Chef A.H. Klussman of Chicago. Henry Krause from France...
    • Priests of St. John Church, October 16, 1921

    • Churches; People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • This photograph was taken October 16, 1921, and shows a group of priests at St. John Catholic Church. Included from the left are: Rev. J.P. Trench, Rev. R. Markam, Rev. J. Vehr, Rev. F.H. Bene, Rt. Rev. Msgr. D.D. Buckley, Rev. E. Bauer, Rev....
    • Paul Arthur Sorg, c. 1900

    • People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • Paul Arthur Sorg's family was the wealthiest family in Middletown. His father, Paul J. Sorg, had made a fortune in the tobacco business. Much of his money was invested in other industrial and business concerns. Paul Arthur Sorg was born in a rented...
    • The Armco Ambulance Corps, May 3, 1919

    • Negatives; Armco; Military personnel; Military medicine; War; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917. At the time, the United States had a small standing army, and time and distance were obstacles in getting the first of the expeditionary forces to France, the first of whom arrived in June...
    • J.B. Hartley & Co. Shipping Order, c. 1885

    • Business and finance; Middletown (Ohio); industry; feed industry
    • At the time this shipping bill was in use, J.B. Hartley & Co. was providing forwarding services for several concerns. The business was located at Sixth (Girard) and Canal Streets. The 1894-1895 City Directory indicates that J.B. Hartley & Co. was...
    • Middletown Civic Group, c. 1894

    • Civic leaders; People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • A 1894 or 1895 a civic-minded group of Middletown men met under the guidance of Paul J. Sorg. Standing left to right are: William L. Dechant, Ed Sebald, John Boyd (cashier, later vice-president, Merchants' National Bank), John Oglesby, George...
    • Frances J. Eudaly (1853-1918), c. 1890

    • People; Blue Ball (Ohio); Middletown (Ohio)
    • Frances J. Eudaly, whose maiden name was Frances Jane Culbertson, was the sixth of eight children born to William and Mary Culbertson of Blue Ball. She was educated at the Springfield Seminary and married William A. Eudaly on October 26, 1876....
    • Interior of E.J. Stevens' Drug Store, 1909

    • Drugstores; Business enterprises; Business districts; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The E.J. Stevens' Drug Store operated by Edgar J. Stevens at 311 South Main Street. He sold drugs, paints and stationery. See File 15-2-26. This image was used in the booklet "Greater Middletown, Ohio".
    • Auer & Sorg, 1881

    • Tobacco industry; Tobacco shops; Middletown (Ohio)
    • The Auer and Sorg concern was the first tobacco concern that Paul J. Sorg was involved with. It was located along the Miami-Erie Canal at Sixth Street (Girard Avenue) and grew to include a large piece of land. Once Sorg and Auer left the concern to...
    • North Broadway, Middletown, O., c. 1910

    • Business districts; Public buildings; municipal buildings; Middletown (Ohio); Theaters; Postcards; Municipal government
    • This postcard was postmarked October 3, 1910, and shows the east side of North Broadway (Broad Street). Even though this postcard indicates that this is North Broadway, addresses at the time ran south from First Street (Columbia Avenue). They were...
    • Paul J. Sorg, c. 1900

    • Art; People; Middletown (Ohio)
    • At the time this drawing of Paul J. Sorg was made, he was the city's richest person. He had made his money in the tobacco busines and branched out into other enterprises. The artist of this image of Paul J. Sorg, probably used the photograph in...

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